Laboratory of Genetics
Wageningen University

Bastiaan Johannes Zwaan

Principal investigator

Bart Pannebakker

Joost van der Heuvel

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jelle Zandveld

Nicky Faber

Research interests:

The Laboratory of Genetics focusses on interrelationship between genetics, heredity and evolution. Central is the study of genetic variation that ranges from the processes that produce it, the factors that have shaped its architecture in the past, to the factors and processes that determine its fate. This research focus is captured in the following three themes, (1) Organisation of heritable variation; (2) Genetics and levels of selection, and (3) Genetics of adaptation.

Research organisms:

Drosophila melanogaster, Drosophila suzukii, Nasonia vitripennis, several pest and natural enemies related to biocontrol.


Evolutionary genetics; population genetics & genomics; experimental evolution; life history evolution.